2019 DOE Office of Electricity Annual Peer Review



The DOE Office of Electricity annual Peer Review and Update Meeting is a programmatic review of projects funded by the DOE OE Energy Storage Program. This year’s event will take place at the Hotel Andaluz in Albuquerque, New Mexico from Monday, September 23 through Thursday, September 26, 2019. Click the link below to learn more about event registration and schedule, hotel registration, and paper/poster submission guidelines.






EPA Green Chemistry Challenge Winners



Prof. Sanjoy Banerjee of City College of New York and City University of New York Energy Institute, Sandia National Laboratories, Urban Electric Power, Inc., Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the Department of Energy Office of Electricity, Energy Storage Research Program won the 2019 US Environmental Protection Agency Green Chemistry Challenge Award in the Academic category. The team was recognized for creating large-scale zinc-manganese oxide batteries that can be recharged thousands of times without the typical decrease in the length of the battery’s life-time. These batteries do not have some of the limitations of lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries, and they use materials that are abundant and common in existing supply chains. Sandians Tim Lambert, Mathew Lim, Igor Kolesnichenko, and Babu Chalamala, along with Prof. Igor Vasiliev from New Mexico State University were also involved in this research project.



Cordova Electric Cuts Ribbon on New Energy Future



Senator Lisa Murkowski, along with Dr. Imre Gyuk, Director of the Energy Storage Program at the Office of Electricity, Department of Energy, and members of the Sandia National Laboratories Energy Storage Systems team, were in Cordova, Alaska for the ribbon cutting of Cordova Electric Cooperative’s battery energy storage system. The goal for the Cordova Electric Cooperative is to be 90% renewable by 2025.



Electricity Powers Everything We Do



Find out how the Office of Electricity helps ensure America’s energy delivery system is secure, resilient and reliable today and for future generations. See DOE Assistant Secretary Bruce J. Walker discuss the Office of Electricity’s OE’s mission, priorities, and activities.





Sandia Releases QuESt v1.2


The latest version of QuESt, Sandia’s open source software for energy storage valuation, has been released.
QuESt v1.2 features the debut of QuESt BTM, an application aimed at providing analysis tools for behind-the-meter energy storage.




DOE Global Energy Storage Database



The DOE Global Energy Storage Database is the go-to source for unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date information on energy-storage projects and policies. The database is publicly accessible and simple to use, providing an open-access resource for detailed energy-storage project and policy information, and allowing users to contribute data through a third-party vetting process.



Review Energy Storage Webinars on Resilience



It’s now possible to review the recordings and presentations from the first two webinars in a series sponsored by the DOE Energy Storage Program through Sandia National Laboratories, and facilitated by Strategen Consulting. These presentations examine applications, technologies, and deployment of energy storage to enhance grid resilience.


DOE's Office of Electricity Discusses ESS



Michael Pesin and Imre Gyuk of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Office of Electricity discuss the state of research and implementation in energy storage technologies.

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The ESS Mission

The goal of the ESS program is to develop advanced energy storage technologies and systems, in collaboration with industry, academia, and government institutions that will increase the reliability, performance, and competitiveness of electricity generation and transmission in the electric grid and in standalone systems.

Events Calendar

Oct 2019

10th Annual Battery Safety Summit – 10/22/2019 - 10/25/2019

Nov 2019

NAATBatt Zinc Battery Technology II Workshop – 11/07/2019

Composites at Lake Louise 2019 – 11/10/2019 - 11/14/2019

Dec 2019

MRS 2019 Fall Meeting – 12/01/2019 - 12/06/2019

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